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Re: GFS to Tape

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:38 pm

Eric,

The questions are totally sane.

1) Since you are using Veeam One, you can leverage Tape Media Retention Period report. It shows expiration info.
2) Yes, it also can be found in Veeam One report called Tape Backups.

So great that you have Veeam One and don`t need to go for sticky workarounds :D
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Re: GFS to Tape

Veeam Logoby EBoucq » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:50 am 1 person likes this post

Thank you !
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Re: GFS to Tape

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:57 am

You are welcome, Eric!
Once you have a question, don`t hesitate asking.
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Re: GFS to Tape

Veeam Logoby EBoucq » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:05 pm

Nikita,
What if the cient doesn't have Veeam One...How do you manage those tapes ?
Thanks.
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Re: GFS to Tape

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:20 pm

Well, it`s going to be much harder.
You can leverage Powershell capabilities or check your tapes in VBR UI.

By the way, we are also going to support Tape GFS in Veeam One with special new reports. Thanks!
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[MERGED] Another Veeam GFS question

Veeam Logoby NZUser » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:57 am

Hi Guys,

I know people ask about this all the time but hours of trawling and I haven't answered my own question.

I want to essentially do GFS with G+F on tape.

I have a Local repo containing 2 backup chains (2 weeks worth of data) and then a backup copy job to a DeDupe appliance which keeps 6 weekly's 6 monthly's and 2 Yearly's.

The Dedupe is taking a hammering and is now close to full so I want to add a Yearly -> Tape then delete the Yearly data from DeDupe. Perhaps also do the same for Monthly -> Tape (I only have an LTO 4 tape silo just now so weekly to tape is a bit far).

Anyone know of a good way of doing this?

I had thought of just doing file -> tape and selecting _Y.vbk from my repository but file to tape doesnt seem to allow Network Storage.
I then thought of doing a separate folder in the dedupe, moving the files I want on tape to that folder, adding the folder as a backup repo and doing a rescan but it only finds vbm files not vbk.
I then went down the "import those backups + recreate a vbm file" but found that the script for doing this was broken by veeam 8 (Cannot find an overload for "GenerateMeta" and the argument count: "1")

So, any other way anyone can suggest or am I trying to do something inherently dumb??

Thanks in advance.
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Re: GFS to Tape

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:25 am

Hi Ewan and welcome to the forums!
File to tape to copy existing Yearly .vbk(s) looks like the way to go. How is your tape device connected to the VBR server?
Than you can delete those files from the disk and schedule backup to tape job to copy desired VMs to the tape yearly.
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Re: GFS to Tape

Veeam Logoby NZUser » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:50 pm

I have an offsite tape server (running a warm standby copy of veeam in case the main site goes down and I have to restore from remote), its in the same site as the DeDupe appliance.

The issue I have is that the File->Tape option only shows local drives NOT mapped network drives. As the DeDupe appliance is essentially a NAS, the only ways to connect to it are Samba (CIFS) or NFS.
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Re: GFS to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:56 am

What happens if you manually enter the UNC path to the share here?
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